Donnie Yen is an internationally renowned martial artist, actor, and director. He is most recognised for his roles in the Ip Man and Star Wars: Rogue One movie. He is an accomplished martial artist with a black belt in Taekwondo.Yen was born in the Chinese city of Guangzhou in 1963. His family relocated to Hong Kong when he was two years old. Yen began martial arts training at the age of seven. He began with Taekwondo and went on to study Karate, Judo, Wing Chun, and Hapkido. He began teaching martial arts at the age of eighteen.Yen travelled to Boston, Massachusetts, to pursue acting in 1982. He was in several American films and television shows, including Once Upon a Time in China II, New Jack City, and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.Yen appeared in the first Ip Man picture, which was a major success in China, in 1998. Ip Man, Bruce Lee’s Wing Chun teacher, was the inspiration for the film. Yen went on to appear in two additional Ip Man films and a spin-off, Ip Man: The Final Fight.Yen’s most recent role was as the blind monk Chirrut Imwe in Star Wars: Rogue One. Yen has stated that he was a Star Wars fan growing up and that being able to appear in a Star Wars film was a dream come true for him.Yen has directed and produced a number of films, including Legend of the Wolf and Special ID, in addition to his acting career. He is a well-known martial arts choreographer who has worked on films like The Matrix, Blade II, and Hero.Yen is an accomplished martial artist who has proven his ability on numerous occasions. Yen was attacked by a group of guys while leaving a nightclub in Hong Kong in 1995. He was able to repel the assailants and hospitalise eight of them.Yen is a well-known martial artist who has exhibited his skills on numerous occasions. Yen was attacked by a group of guys while leaving a nightclub in Hong Kong in 1995. He was able to repel the assailants and hospitalise eight of them.